Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) released the following statement after Mines Road in Webb County was named the 2nd Most Congested Road Segment for Trucks in a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute:
“Mines Road is a critical roadway for personal and commercial vehicle travel in Laredo. Laredoans know firsthand the difficulties of congestion on Mines… Read more »
El Cenizo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $1,150,000 in Congressionally directed funding for the El Cenizo Street Improvements Project. The funds will be used to pave Morales Street and Hernandez Street in El Cenizo, which are vulnerable to flooding and hazardous to residents.
Good, quality roads have a far-reaching impact on South Texas… Read more »
Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $150,000 in federal funding for the design and implementation of a binational air quality measurement system at the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo cross-border region. The funds, provided by North American Development Bank (NADBank), will be used by Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and the Texas A&M… Read more »
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured nearly $147 million for the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) in the Fiscal Year 2024 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs House appropriations bill. This is an increase of $36 million - or nearly 25% - over the previous year’s funding level. Presidential permits are required for construction… Read more »
Washington, DC – The House Appropriations Committee passed U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar’s (TX-28) language to reform the Presidential permit process in the Fiscal Year 2024 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs House appropriations bill. The language will streamline and expedite the Presidential permit approval process for bridges, including the World Trade Bridge expansion… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and U.S. Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4) introduced the Water Infrastructure Enhancement Act of 2023. This legislation creates a grant program within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for public water system infrastructure improvements.
The grant program would fund upgrades and new installations to every facet of… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23), Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16), Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-34), and Congressman Gabe Vasquez (D-NM-2) introduced the Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization Trust Fund Act. This legislation will establish a trust fund that will be used to (1) construct new ports of… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Garret Graves (R-LA-6), and Mike Bost (R-IL-12) reintroduced the Highway Accident Fairness Act of 2023 to improve the safety of truckers and civilians on U.S. highways. The legislation also protects trucking companies from the financial burdens of defending against or settling fraudulent insurance claims resulting from… Read more »
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and U.S. Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN-04) introduced a resolution emphasizing the need to invest in broadband expansion.
“High-speed broadband is critical for rural America’s growth and prosperity, yet many of our neighbors are unable to obtain reliable Internet access. I remain committed to improving internet speeds… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) introduced the bipartisan I-27 Numbering Act of 2023. This legislation would name the interstate-designated segments of the Texas Ports-to-Plains Corridor as “Interstate Route 27.”
“In the FY22 omnibus appropriations bill, I secured the I-27 highway expansion project… Read more »